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Windows 7: What Size Case???

08 Oct 2010   #11
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Johnwillyums,
You are correct sir. The Corsair case is in fact the Obsidian 800D and I still kick my self for not waiting to save up for it. Don't get me wrong the Thermaltake Element V I'm running is another sweet case, hell there are tons of sweet cases but every time I see a 800D in the "show us your rig" thread I get a little jealous. I love clean lines and your right the lights are cool and have there place but after the show and your friends leave elegance wins out hands down.
I noticed on the Thermaltake it has some 3.5" bays. What can those be used for since floppys are a thing of the past?
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08 Oct 2010   #12
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I have a card reader in mine.

I went for the mid-tower case size, as it supports the full size ATX board, but I don't have a superfluous amount of extra room for a larger case. I also really like the design, as that's important to me too. I got the:

Newegg.com - SIGMA LAVIE LAVIE-LBYWB Leather Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
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08 Oct 2010   #13
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LiquidSnak View Post
I have a card reader in mine.

I went for the mid-tower case size, as it supports the full size ATX board, but I don't have a superfluous amount of extra room for a larger case. I also really like the design, as that's important to me too. I got the:

Newegg.com - SIGMA LAVIE LAVIE-LBYWB Leather Black SECC Steel ATX Mid Tower Computer Case
Yours is nice. I definately want a clear side on it and a full tower. Some others have said that the full acrylic cases would grow old pretty quick and I have decided they are right. I do want a lot of lights on it. Fans lit and that type of thing.
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08 Oct 2010   #14
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I haven't grown old of the plexi window, but I have changed what I have on it several times. I have UV lights running into the plexi side so it treats it as a large fiber optic path, and use UV reactive paint to do different designs, as its easily removable with your fingernail. A plexi window, however, will also let all the light out of the window, and make it very bright around your computer.
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08 Oct 2010   #15
linnemeyerhere

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

I've been accused of having everything but the kitchen sink. The 3.5 houses a great hot swap twin 2.5" sata drive unit.
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08 Oct 2010   #16
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

The other computer has the baby version of this, and it looks very nice. Classy and elegant IMO.

Newegg.com - Antec Twelve Hundred Black Steel ATX Full Tower Computer Case
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08 Oct 2010   #17
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Yours is nice. I definately want a clear side on it and a full tower. Some others have said that the acrylic would grow old pretty quick and I have decided they are right. I do want a lot of lights on it. Fans lit and that type of thing.
Are you certain that you want the lights? They can light up an entire room and be pretty darn distracting. Considering they add no functional value, I simply don't see the point in adding bling. Why not save money and put it towards components to increase your system performance? Just sayin.
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08 Oct 2010   #18
LiquidSnak

W7 Professional x64
 
 

LED lit fan price range:

$4.49-$26.99

standard fan price range:

$3.99-$42.99

Not saving too much @ $0.50 more a fan at the lowest price range.
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08 Oct 2010   #19
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I was referring more to the neon tubes and such. Although I often feel that many enthusiasts use WAY TOO MANY fans in their cases. While I understand air flow is important...you don't need 5 case fans when you aren't substantially overclocking a machine.

I just wanted to encourage the OP to think about the lights. To me, I just find them gaudy and cheesy. Takes away from a sophisticated look...and that is what I prefer.
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08 Oct 2010   #20
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Yours is nice. I definately want a clear side on it and a full tower. Some others have said that the acrylic would grow old pretty quick and I have decided they are right. I do want a lot of lights on it. Fans lit and that type of thing.
Are you certain that you want the lights? They can light up an entire room and be pretty darn distracting. Considering they add no functional value, I simply don't see the point in adding bling. Why not save money and put it towards components to increase your system performance? Just sayin.
I know the lights are all for show, but the case I have now is just black with silver bay covers, pretty bland. Recently I got a new power supply and it has a blue light on it. It looks pretty nice. Directron.Com (computer sales) has its warehouse just a few miles from me. I saw a computer there with the lights and just really liked it. This will probably be the only system I will ever build, so I just want to make it special.
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